The Memorial stands as a tribute to heroism and sacrifice.
The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was established in 1980 to honor fallen officers from every police department and law enforcement agency within Miami-Dade County. The original triple granite structure was unveiled in May 1981, and remains an integral part of the site.
In 2001, four black granite walls were erected; etched with the names of the gallant men and women who died serving the citizens of their community. The Police Officer Assistance Trust is responsible for the care and preservation of the Memorial and has sworn to safeguard the memory of each officer lost in the line of duty. Today, 143 names grace these hallowed walls.
Tribute to 9-11
Two five-foot high towers were added to the site in 2002 to commemorate the law enforcement officers who were killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The Trust holds an annual ceremony to honor those who perished on that tragic day.